Navigating the complexities of intercontinental car shipping requires a partner with the right expertise and infrastructure. Specializing in seamless, global vehicle transport solutions, our services are engineered to meet the demands of businesses looking to move vehicles efficiently across borders. With an emphasis on safety, speed, and regulatory compliance, we ensure your vehicles are delivered on time, every time, without the hassle of managing the logistics in-house.

2hm logistics: Car Shipping
2hm logistics: Car Shipping

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Sabina Borišek

Branch Manager, Ocean Department

Sabina Borišek​ - Branch Manager, Ocean Department at 2hm logistics

What does the car shipping process look like?

There are a few things that you need to take into consideration when you are shipping a car to and out of Europe. Intercontinental car shipping encompasses a range of tailored solutions to suit the diverse needs of businesses. Primarily, vehicles can be transported by sea for efficiency, or via air for speed. Sea transport options include Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) vessels, ideal for drivable machinery, and container shipping, offering added security for high-value assets.

Methods of car shipping

Sea Transport
Provides a cost-effective solution for intercontinental vehicle shipping, maximizing cargo volume and efficiency over long distances.

Air Transport
Delivers the fastest route for vehicle logistics, ideal for urgent or high-value car shipments requiring swift delivery.

RoRo (Roll-on/Roll-off)
Streamlines the transportation of wheeled vehicles and heavy machinery, offering an easy loading and unloading process.

Container Shipping
Ensures enhanced security and protection for vehicles during transit, perfect for luxury or sensitive automobiles.

Connection to our dedicated Road Department

When selecting the optimal shipping method, consider factors such as cost, transit time, and vehicle type. Our expertise not only simplifies this decision-making process but also seamlessly connects sea freight with our dedicated road department. This integration ensures complete handling of the shipment from start to finish, including leveraging our 9,000 m² of warehousing space for storage or further distribution needs.

At 2hm logistics, we offer both air and sea shipping to Europe at very affordable rates. We have a team of experienced professionals who will take care of all the paperwork and logistics involved in shipping your car to Europe.

Import/Export: Central Europe

2hm logistics: Import/ Export Central Europe

Strategically headquartered at the Port of Koper, Slovenia, we offer unparalleled logistics services for importing to and exporting from Central Europe with reach to global network. Our areas of operation extend across:

  • Slovenia

  • Czechia
  • Slovakia
  • Hungary
  • Croatia
  • Serbia
  • Romania
  • Austria

Here we deliver competitive rates and bespoke logistics solutions. Whether your cargo is departing from or arriving in these key regions, we facilitate seamless, efficient logistics solutions that connect Central Europe to the world.

Strong partners & Extended offices

Port of Koper

The Port of Koper, situated on the Adriatic Sea, is serving as a gateway to Central and Eastern Europe. It’s home to 2hm Logistics and is renowned for its modern facilities, including deep-water quays and efficient cargo handling systems, making it a crucial gateway for Asian cargo to Europe. Unique in offering fiscal representation, it allows for deferred customs duties and VAT, enhancing its appeal to traders. The Koper port’s extensive inland connections via rail and road further bolster its position as a key node in international trade and sea freight logistics.

Alternative Gateway Ports

Although Port of Koper is our home port, depending on clients’ needs we also ship goods via other European gateway ports. 

2hm logistics: Car Shipping
2hm logistics: Car Shipping

Cost of car shipping

Understanding the complexities of global vehicle transportation, we recognize that costs can vary significantly based on origin, destination, and transport method. For businesses, aligning logistics strategy with cost-efficiency is paramount. Our expertise lies in crafting solutions that balance budget with operational requirements

Time needed for the shipment

Time is a critical factor in vehicle logistics. Whether opting for sea freight or airfreight, our commitment is to integrate seamlessly with your business timelines. The exact ETA is calucalted based on chosen method of transport and the destination. However it’s safe to assume that sea freight typically delivers within 4-6 weeks, providing a cost-effective option for non-urgent shipments, while airfreight offers a swift turnaround of a few days to 2 weeks for time-sensitive deliveries.

Comprehensive Insurance for Peace of Mind

In the realm of international transportation, safeguarding your assets against unforeseen events is crucial. We advocate for robust cargo insurance, facilitating coverage that matches the value and scale of your shipment. Our team ensures you’re fully informed and equipped with the right insurance solutions, mitigating risks and protecting your interests throughout the journey.

Certifications

At 2HM Logistics, our dedication to excellence is not just a promise—it’s certified. Our array of prestigious certifications includes:

  • ISO 14001:2015
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • AEO
  • IATA
  • HACCP

How to load a car into a shipping container?

Safety check

Before loading vehicle into container, we make sure that amount of fuel is at minimum, we check the condition of vehicle for any pre-existing damages and make sure that container is in acceptable condition.

Once vehicle is placed in container, we disconnect the battery to avoid any unwanted draining of battery and potential fire hazard.

Secure the position

We must then secure the vehicle in place to avoid moving during the transport and causing any damage to it. Normally we use lashing belts on all 4 wheels to secure the vehicle from moving in diagonal directions. For extra safety, we can also use chalks under the tires and additional belts hooked to towing eyes.

2hm logistics: Car Shipping

We must always make sure, to prevent vehicle moving not only forwards and backwards, but also side to side and in case of ocean transport also up and down due to vessels’ movements on rough sea.

Solutions for Fleet and Bulk Vehicle Shipments

In addition to our meticulous loading process, we are fully equipped to handle large volumes of vehicles for B2B clients, ensuring each one is treated with the same level of care and precision. Our facilities and equipment are designed to accommodate the complexities of shipping fleets or large consignments efficiently, guaranteeing safety, compliance, and peace of mind on an industrial scale. This capacity, combined with our expertise in logistics planning, makes us a trusted partner for businesses looking to transport vehicles internationally with confidence.

How do I track my car shipment?

We offer unparalleled transparency and support through our dedicated account managers. These professionals are not just points of contact; they’re integral parts of your team, providing real-time updates, detailed tracking information, and personalized solutions to logistics challenges.

This level of service ensures peace of mind and a clear understanding of your shipment’s progress, from departure to arrival.

Related Questions​

Automotive transportation refers to the movement of vehicles, typically cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other motor vehicles, using various transport methods including carriers, trailers, or driving the vehicles themselves.

Automotive cargo specifically refers to vehicles such as cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles that are transported as freight.

A car transporter is a type of trailer or truck designed to transport passenger vehicles in bulk from one location to another, often used by manufacturers and dealerships to deliver new vehicles to showrooms or directly to customers.

 

 

 

Why 2hm logistics

  • Full-Service Logistics: Providing logistics services across all modes of transport. Covering your whole logistics agenda.
  • Certified Excellence: Holding ISO 14001, ISO 9001, AEO, HACCP and IATA certifications.
  • Transparent Pricing: What we quote is what we build. No hidden fees or last-minute additions.
  • Part of Neele-Vat Family: Thanks to partial acquisition, we offer an expanded European network and support of a strong partner.
  • Port of Koper: Headquatered at the key European gateway providing fiscal representation and robust rail network.
  • Personalized Support: Dedicated account manager ensures a uniquely personal touch, beyond the usual broad approach.
  • Local and Logistical Expertise: Deep understanding of regional logistics and customs, along with profound industry knowledge.
  • Warehouse Solutions: Over 9,000 m² of warehousing facilities with value added services.